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. our congressional correspondent is here. you went to that district on the eastern shore of maryland? >> yeah. this is maryland a 's first congressional district, republican leaning but the democrat frank kratovil won in 2008. he'll likely face a familiar opponent in republican andy harris. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> reporter: what a difference a year and a half makes. but will it make a difference here? this is one of the most competitive congressional races in the country and republicans say if they're going to pick up the seats they need to take back control of the house of representatives, they must win here. in 2008 democrat frank kratovil beat republican andy harris, a state senator. but just barely, by less than 1% of the vote. and 2010 looks like a rematch. this is a time when politically it's pretty difficult to be a democrat. >> it is but, you know, this has always been kind of a middle of the road district. >> reporter: that's why kratovil talking here with local manufacturers is emphasizing his independence. >> we have to
.c., maryland, virginia and west virginia and delaware say they felt it. wolf, did you feel it? you are in bethesda, right? >> yes, i felt it. i jumped out of bed and i didn't know what was going on. it lasted for 15 or 20 seconds and might not have lasted that long, but it shook me. you don't live far from me, and did you feel it? >> yeah, we both live in bethesda, maryland, and i did feel it and i knew what it was, because i have grown up in areas with earthquakes, so my husband and i both looked at each other and said earthquake, so we knew what was going on, but it was a little stunning, because it is not something that you encounter everyday? >> no, i have lived in this area for 35 years and i never have felt it. i have experienced earthquakes in california and mexico, so i knew what it was, but it was very strange. thank you very much. let's hope it does not happen again, and there are no aftershocks. >>> did disgruntled state workers collect data on people they suspected of being illegal immigrants, breaking the law themselves in the process? standby. >>> and also, concern ab
that this is an idea that has happened in new jersey and maryland and illinois and hawaii who have also voted for this proposal and that is 73 electoral votes. this initiative will not gain enough steam until the states that could total 270 electoral votes will come up to make the difference. how do i feel about it personally? look, i know a wrong was done in 2000, and on that, but i d believe that the voters out there deserve an opportunity to have people voting out there to say who is in the white house. >> we will leave it there. all right. donna, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> well, it is the big mystery of the disaster in the gulf. where did all of the oil go? two experts are standing by to explain what happened, and whether there is still a threat that we cannot see. >>> and parting shots of those russians who were sent back home in a spy swap. [ male announcer ] the financial headlines can be unsettling. but what if there were a different story? of one financial company that grew stronger through the crisis. when some lost their way, this company led the way. by protecting clients
, maryland auto dealer jack fitzgerald. four of his auto franchises were lost. >> it was wrong. it was obviously wrong. anyone in the business knows that that was wrong. it was a mistake. it was really hurting chrysler and gm. it wasn't helping them. and it was hurting the economy. everything about it was wrong. it was a bad idea. >> reporter: as the economy was in a tail spin in early 2009, auto companies were required by the obama administration to restructure as a condition to receiving federal bailout money. but a new report from the special inspector general overseeing the t.a.r.p. bailout program found the president's auto task force largely ignored the impact on jobs. the inspector general says in fact the auto dealership closings were not vital to the survival of the automakers. >> as suggested in their letter if they hadn't done this accelerated job loss for the dealership closings that this somehow would have put the auto companies in jeopardy? that they would have failed immediately? it's just not true. we saw nothing to support that. >> reporter: the report comes ju
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